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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library: Alton Branch
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, January 19th – Burlington Slam Project Feat Susan M. Peiffer!
Happy New Year! Come inside from the frozen and always raining and freezing stupid weather and warm up in the Black Bull with us by the fire!
Not an actual fire, mind you…a metaphorical fire! And why would we use metaphors? Because we’re poets! And we’re having a poetry slam! And now that we’ve roped you in, you may as well just come! Because aside from the uncanny display of wordsmithery you’ve just witnessed, we’re also gonna have a ton of dope poets, including a special guest feature performer – Susan M. Peiffer!
Susan M. Peiffer is a poet and educator living in Colorado Springs. She is the executive director of Hear Here Poetry and currently serves as poet laureate of the Pikes Peak region. With five books and numerous poems published in anthologies, her observational and confessional writing spans forms of structure and performance. She travels as a public speaker, works with survivors of sexual violence, and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Susan believes that irrational is not always unreasonable, that most inanimate objects come to life at night, and that cheese is milk’s greatest leap towards immortality..
So bring a fiver and a friend, or ten bucks and an enemy – if your resolution was to read more, listening to live poetry TOTALLY COUNTS! And besides, it’s a Southern Ontario Thursday in winter…what else are you going to do? Watch Johnny Dangerously again? Didn’t think so. Get on out to the Black Bull and keep that fire alive!
Hope to see y’all out!